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WSQ Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support (Operating Theatre Support)


The course equips the participants with skills to assist the registered nurses and surgeons in the operating theatre. They will be trained to effectively maintain a clean operating theatre environment and in preparing the necessary equipment for surgical operations.

 

Modules


​No.Module​Duration​Mode of TrainingFull Course Fees Skills Future Funding*Nett Course FeeGST PayableTotal Fee PayableTraining Dates
​1

Use of Medical Terminology in Work Activities
CRS-Q-0003856-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge to use the correct terminology in interacting with healthcare professionals.  The unit also equips healthcare support worker with skills and explain basic medical terms and acronyms in interactions with patients and next-of-kin.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

24 hrs
3 days

​Classroom & Clinical Practicum​$901.20​$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42NA
2

Perform Lifesaving Techniques
CRS-Q-0003283-HCS

Able to perform removal of foreign body during conscious adult airway obstruction and one- man cardiopulmonary resuscitation during an emergency.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

​16 hrs
2 days
Classroom & Clinical Practicum​$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42NA
​3

Work within a legal and regulatory framework in the healthcare industry
CRS-Q-0002946-HCS

Able to identify roles and responsibilities of healthcare personnel, apply understanding of healthcare personnel’s rights and responsibilities at work and recognize, respond and protect patients’ rights and interests to work within a legal and regulatory framework in healthcare industry.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

16 hrs
2 days
​Classroom$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42NA
​4

Comply with workplace safety and health policies and procedures in the healthcare industry
CRS-Q-0022026-HCS

Able to effectively manage the safe work practices and risk control procedures in hospital setting.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

40 hrs
5 days
Classroom & Clinical Practicum​$586.80$528.12​​$58.68$4.11
$62.79
NA
​5

Lifting, transferring and positioning of patients

CRS-Q-0006636-HCS

Able to perform lifting, transferring and positioning of patients in a safe manner.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

32 hrs

4 days

Classroom & Clinical Practicum​$586.80$528.12​
​$58.68​$4.11​$62.79NA
​6

DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATING THEATRE STERILE ENVIRONMENT

CRS-Q-0019922-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge to work effectively within the operating theatre, following the correct work processes and applying principles of asepsis.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

32 hrs

4 days

Classroom & Clinical Practicum​901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42​NA
​7

Demonstrate understanding of the sterile environment
CRS-Q-0012079-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge to work effectively in sterile environment through the application of sterilization and aseptic technique, to maintain the sterility of the environment.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

32 hrs
4 days
​Classroom & Clinical Practicum$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42​NA
​8

Handle Simple Instruments / Supplies
CRS-Q-0009088-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge to handle sterile stock appropriately to maintain the sterile of stock and prevent contamination.  This includes the maintenance of packaging integrity during storing and transporting and completing the necessary quality management requirements.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

56 hrs
7 days
Classroom & Clinical Practicum$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42NA
​9

Manage sterile stock
CRS-Q-0010923-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge to handle sterile stock appropriately to maintain the sterility and prevent contamination.  This includes the maintenance of packaging integrity during storing and transporting and completing the necessary management requirements.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

32 hrs
4 days
Classroom & Clinical Practicum$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42​NA
10

Prepare Patient for Surgery

CRS-Q-0021147-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge to assist the operating team in transferring and positioning patient, applying the tourniquet, operating the electro-surgical unit, and affixing the irrigation as instructed.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

​48 hrs

6 days

Classroom & Clinical Practicum$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42​NA
11​

Prepare Operating Theatre for Surgery

CRS-Q-0020158-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge to set up the operating theatre and its associated equipment such as medical gases and surgical equipment.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

​32 hrs

4 days

Classroom & Clinical Practicum$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42​NA
​12

Perform Post Operation Activities

CRS-Q-0020148-HCS

Able to apply skills and knowledge in assisting the operating theatre team in reinstating the operating theatre to ensure cleanliness and hygiene after each surgery and transporting patients to the recovery room after surgery.

Funding Validity Period:  7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

​24 hrs

3 days

Classroom & Clinical Practicum$901.20$811.08$90.12$6.30$96.42​NA

*SkillsFuture Funding is only applicable to Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent. Terms and conditions apply.


Due to the COVID-19 situation, our programmes are postponed till further notice


Target Audience

Patient Care Assistant


Venue

SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing
168 Jalan Bukit Merah
Surbana One, #18-00
Singapore 150168


Entry Requirement

  • 1 GCE ‘N’ Level Pass or Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Level 4


Registration

Please email us at ian-wsq@sgh.com.sg


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